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Brian Frank is a Digital News Producer for LAist/KPCC and leads special projects for the station. Before joining Southern California Public Radio in 2013, he was web editor for SoCal Connected, the award-winning TV newsmagazine at KCET in Los Angeles.
Brian also served as editor of USC's Online Journalism Review and worked as a consultant to graduate fellows of the school's News21 program, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. He obtained his master's degree from USC's Annenberg School.
He has written for print, radio, television and web, and he dabbles in code. But before all that, he was teaching English in a tiny seaside town in Japan and overseeing a program for at-risk youth on the edge of the Alaskan bush.
Stories by Brian Frank
The Holy Fire, which broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday, has quickly grown to more than 700 acres and destroyed at least one structure.
Questions remain after a beloved employee was killed during a police standoff with a gunman who took hostages at the Trader Joe's in Silver Lake Saturday.
The fire prompted mandatory evacuation orders for the entire community of Forest Falls. See a list of resources to help you stay up on the latest.
California's equivalent of the Tour de France kicked off in Long Beach Sunday, and for the first time men and women will be awarded equally.
The department has come under scrutiny in recent years amid heightened protests over police violence against young black men.
Seven people have been arrested in the incidents, including one man who had two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines.
The L.A.-based physician spent $500 million for the newspaper, ending its rocky relationship with parent company Tronc, which owns the Chicago Tribune.
Westside commuters who use Metro's Green Line should prepare for a protracted headache. The transit agency will close the five westernmost stations for 71 days beginning at 9 p.m. Friday.
A complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court Wednesday morning alleges 20-year-old Samuel Woodward used a knife to kill 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein.
Deputies checking on the home of David and Louise Turpin found at least three children chained and padlocked to their beds in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings," according to sheriff's officials.
The Thomas Fire burned through more than 440 square miles and left several communities vulnerable to the mudslides that would ultimately hit earlier this week.
There were also at least 25 injured, with thousands still under evacuation orders. In Burbank, the storm overflowed a storm basin Tuesday afternoon, sending mud flowing through.
Paul Gonzales, an Olympic gold medalist and the head coach at an East L.A. gym, faces four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child.
The fire has raged for 11 days in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, destroying at least 700 homes, forcing thousands to evacuate and killing a firefighter.
Nearly three-quarters of the state's worst fires have happened since 2000. Experts blame forest management techniques, home construction in wilderness and climate change.